I've been without my biggest trigger - soda - for almost two weeks now. It's been a lot easier than I thought it would be.
However, I'm still struggling with my need for something sweet - cakes, cookies and especially chocolate.
I've tried to avoid these triggers by keeping sweets out of the house. I do, however, keep what I call my emergency stash of chocolate squares. When I get a craving, first I try to give it some time - see if I can wait it out. If I can't, I try some fruit first, and a lot of time that solves it. If I've waited, and it still hasn't gone away, I do reach for one of my chocolate squares. They're individually wrapped, and it's dark chocolate, so it's a little better for me.
It has improved - it used to be that I could sit down and eat a whole bag of these chocolate squares, and now it's been two weeks and the majority of the bag is still there.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
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